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Rollover Commodore escapes roof, boot damage

THERE are good signs for the Holden ZB Commodore which PremiAir Racing hopes to repair in time for Round 3 of the 2024 Dunlop Series.

Cameron McLeod’s Coca-Cola-backed #92 was heavily damaged after rolling over during the Sunday race in Perth. Cooper Murray was disqualified for his role in the incident.

Now the focus has shifted to an extensive rebuild before the next stop on the second-tier calendar: Townsville on July 5-7.

“A lot of the impact was on the right-front and the left-rear, it sort of bounced and hopped between the two of those but it managed to miss the roof and the boot which is really a good sign for us,” PremiAir’s Zach Davis explained in a video.

“It means that the main hoop and the crash structure is more than likely okay.

“There’s still a fair bit of work to do in the meantime. The stripdown is going to be a couple of days.

“While that is happening, Triple Eight are going to send one of their fabricators down; they are going to do a bit of an assessment for us and we’re going to liaise with them whether we can get it fixed and when they want it up on their jig.

“It will be a few weeks on the jig and then once that’s done, it will get sent up to paint and we’ll see the car back in about a fortnight – less, hopefully.

“While the car is away we’ll assess all of the damaged parts, we’ll assess broken arms and uprights and any componentry that got damaged during the crash and we’ll put a bit of a list together and start reassembly of the car. That will make the process of reassembly when the chassis is back a lot quicker.”

With results backdated a lap prior to the red flag, McLeod was classified third, which means he’s fifth in the overall points.

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